Fremont-Winema National Forest


The Fremont-Winema National Forest occupies the heart of south central Oregon, from the eastern slope of the Cascade Range to the rugged desert landscape of Oregon's Outback.


The ecosystem ranges from towering snow-capped peaks to wide-open sage basins. Pivotal to the economy and communities of south central Oregon, this 2.3 million acre forest is known for its many recreational opportunities, scenic vistas and wild places where visitors can still find solitude.

Closure Order Updates

Please click on the links below for the latest forest closure orders:

Area, Road and Trail Closure - Paisley Ranger District and Map effective April 18, 2024

Occupancy and Use/Camping Restrictions Closure Order 06-02-22-02 and Map effective October 1, 2022



News from the Forestgraphical representation of forest landscape

  • Fremont-Winema Team Wins Pacific Northwest Award For Wildfire Crisis Work

    boardwalk at Woods Creek Rec site

    It’s usually a bad day when ‘Oregon’ and ‘fire’ make it into the headlines. A team from the U.S. Forest Service is changing that.

  • Partnerships create possibility

    Volunteers clear brush from trail

    Without help from partners like Oregon Timber Trail Alliance who recently organized a second trail maintenance stewardship event, many of our favorite trails would remain unusable after a hard winter. 

  • Every Kid Outdoors Pass Yields Lifelong Benefits: The Impact of School Visits

    Every Kid Outdoors Program Logo

    During a recent presentation of the Every Kid Outdoors (EKO) program, a student from Mr. Ryan Hoying's class at Gilchrist Elementary asked, “What is an acorn?” 


Climbing Mt. McLoughlin Responsibly

view of Mt. Mcloughlin

Our tallest peak in southern Oregon is a gem, and numerous people venture up it every year. Learn how you can enjoy its splendor--safely!

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Every Kid Outdoors Pass

Every Kid Outdoors Pass

The Every Kid Outdoors Pass is Free and available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age). Honored nationwide it allows 4th graders and their families to experience our natural and historic heritage held in National Forests, Grasslands, Parks, Monuments, Wildlife Refuges, historic sites and others, for free.

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